If you have dislocated your shoulder then you will know how painful an injury this can be. You can normally expect to be off work for around two to four weeks after a shoulder dislocation although this could be longer if you work in a physical job. Dislocated shoulder long-term effects could make it difficult for you to play sports or even go to work, and although most people recover well after dislocating their shoulder, you may have torn or damaged tissues, tendons and ligaments surrounding your shoulder which can take time to heal and cause pain.
If dislocated shoulder long-term effects have led to you taking time off work and affected your finances, then let Accident Advice Helpline help you make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim for personal injury compensation. You could be compensated for your pain and suffering as well as loss of earnings, helping your family out financially at a difficult time.
How common are dislocated shoulder long-term effects?
Not everybody who dislocates their shoulder will have pain in the long term as most people’s shoulders heal nicely within 12 to 16 weeks, after your arm has been popped back into your shoulder joint by a medical professional. However, you are at risk of subsequent dislocations, and you’re most at risk if you are under 25 or over 40. Surgery to repair damaged tendons and ligaments surrounding your injured shoulder can reduce the risk of subsequent dislocations, as can performing recovery exercises on a regular basis to strengthen your shoulder.
You should also avoid sports that involve a lot of shoulder movements (such as rugby, or sports involving throwing, for example), as well as staying away from heavy lifting for six weeks to three months after your accident. If your accident was caused by somebody else, or if you were injured at work and you feel your employer could have done more to keep you safe, then you have three years after your accident in which to make a personal injury claim.
Will I have to go to court for my dislocated shoulder claim?
People often imagine they’ll need to go to court to claim personal injury compensation, when in fact this usually isn’t the case. Most claims can be processed over the phone, so you could be just a phone call away from the compensation you are entitled to. With no upfront legal fees to pay and no-obligation advice, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more today.
Date Published: February 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen